EFFECTS OF AROUSAL ON THE STARTREACT PARADIGM

Principle Investigator:
Dr. Mark G. Carpenter
Details:
This study will examine the effects of arousal (low versus high postural threat) on the ability to prepare and execute voluntary movements. It is known that some patient populations (e.g. Parkinson’s Disease, stroke) have difficulties with performing voluntary movements. Besides motor impairments these patients often have altered arousal levels, however, it is unknown how arousal on itself influences movement preparation and execution.

We are looking for healthy control subjects (19-35 years old), who are fluent in English. If you have any causes of balance or cognitive impairment you should not participate.

Participants are randomly assigned to a study group (A, B or C). Each group will perform a different voluntary movement.

Time: Subjects will be required to commit ~1.5-2.5 hours, depending on study group.

Compensation: No monetary compensation will be given

Contact: Milou Coppens – milou.coppens@alumni.ubc.ca

Location: Neural Control of Posture and Movement Laboratory, UBC
Poster:

End date:
12/22/2017